Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> next, the final sprint. we're in columbus, ohio. just hours away from election day. it is cold here, but people are hot, they're ready to go. "outfront" tonight, robert gibbs from the obama campaign and florida senator and romney supporter, marco rubio. why it all comes down to this state. plus, the man who's being called the most important person in this election. he joins me live and an "outfront" investigation into the never ending gas lines in the northeast following sandy. the gas lines didn't have to happen. something could have been done to prevent them, so why wasn't it? let's go "outfront." tonight, dead heat. election day is just five hours away and the candidates are using every last minute they've got. our latest cnn poll of polls today shows president obama ahead by one point. 49 to 48 for mitt romney and it could all come down to this state where i am tonight. ohio. both campaigns made stops here today. mitt romney's campaign just announced he will make a stop here tomorrow as well. now, each man spent the day crisscrossing
Nov 5, 2012 8:00pm PST
wanted someone we could trust. >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett, in columbus ohio in the final hour before election day. you are watching michelle obama, the final rally for her husband in des moines iowa. we'll be going there live in a moment. we'll be live here in columbus, but first we want to listen to the first lady. >> the dreams of all americans. and the more i thought about it, the more i knew in my heart that i was describing barack. i knew he could be that president. and for four years, that's exactly what he's done. he has stayed true to himself and with your help he's worked day after day to make this country better to move it forward. he's rescued our economy from the brink of collapse. saved the auto industry. he's passed historic health reform, ended the war in iraq. he's fought so women get equal pay and students can afford college. he's fought for our seniors so they can retire with dignity, and our veterans, so they can get the benefits they earned and the respect they deserve. for four years, barack has been fighting to give every single one of us a fair shot
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
of all battlegrounds, welcome back from columbus. 2% of the electorate in ohio are women. 55%. the combination of the diversity obama coalition. you add it up, simple math. as bill clinton said, just a -- >> in that speech. there was another area that was traditionally republican, but it shifted. >> we'll do a little -- turn this up. if you look at this close presidential election, 2004, post presidential elections in american politics won the suburbs. this is the 2000 election. you see bush winning in the denver suburbs. the president wins, the democrats win in downtown. that's senator kerry in that year. but now, 2012. it's blue. in the key swing states, the democrats dominate in the suburbs. back over to ohio and let's make sure, now mitt romney did a good job. he won lake county, which is a trouble spot, but that's a big suburb just outside of cleveland, but look around columbus. sorry. outside of the columbus city where you were in, the president wins in the suburbs. down here in cincinnati and around here, this has to be for the, look at this election. go back to 2004.
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
% of the vote. cleveland, columbus, here in sena cincinnati. a growing latino population. the president starts with a head start. the white vote, 44% to 53% for romney. i would say this. if governor romney can keep the white vote closer to 40%, he has a chance and getting minority turnout, that was the president's recipe for success four years ago. >> i know that is so crucial when you look at ohio, what do you see there? >> the reason, it has -- you look at a couple of different places. the north of the state. cleveland, over to toledo. a place where we think we see evidence the auto bailout is helping. across the industrial north. that means a lot of blew collar white voters supporting the president. then you come here to the southwest corner of the state. cincinnati is in hamilton county. it was blue four years ago. the state including cincinnati, 52% for the republican ticket, 47% for president obama. mitt romney -- it's a classic swing state, both campaigns essentially getting what they need where they need it. who can turn out the vote. >> and turn out the vote comes down to the ground g
Nov 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
holidays when they helped him out. years earlier he created columbus day to win over italian-american voters. to assuage the retailers he agreed to move thanksgiving. that split this country down the middle. people were mad. half the states celebrated on the 23rd and the other half celebrated on the 30th that year. it was like that until 1942, when congress actually set thanksgiving on the fourth thursday of november permanently. another victory for fdr. so much for the hope that thanksgiving was linked to some part of american history or i guess it is. linked to presidential politicking. how about this. let's let christmas have all the time it needs and move thanksgiving again to a time we all need to pick up with family and friends like the end of february. president obama, you just got re-elected. let's get it done. it's peanuts compared to the fiscal cliff. all right. thanks for watching. see you again tomorrow at 7:00. "ac 360" starts right now. >>> good evening. we are keeping them honest on "360." the election is over and voters sent the clear message they want the nat
Nov 8, 2012 8:00pm PST
columbus day to win over italian-american voters. to assuage the retailers he agreed to move thanksgiving. that split this country down the middle. people were mad. half the states celebrated on the 23rd and the other half celebrated on the 30th that year. it was like that until 1942, when congress actually set thanksgiving on the fourth thursday of november permanently. another victory for fdr. so much for the hope that thanksgiving was linked to some part of american history or i guess it is. linked to presidential politicking. how about this.